Stillbirths have dropped by almost 8% in England since the smoking ban was introduced, research has shown.
The number of babies dying shortly after birth has also dropped by almost 8%, according to the study. A team led by Edinburgh University looked at information on more than 10 million births in England between 1995 and 2011.
OK. So, were the stillbirth and low weight numbers falling before the ban as well?
That is, was it the ban or did the ban simply coincide with something that was falling anyway?